Nags Head Restaurants

1

Argyles Restaurant

4716 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 2.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-7325
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

Argyles is a perfect little gem of a casual restaurant that serves incredibly good food. Its dinner menu is full of art you can eat, with a variety of daily specials. It has a full bar where you can enjoy a creative drink and live entertainment during the summer season. Argyles offers breakfast on Saturday and Sunday only, starting at 7 a.m. They also offer in-house... read more

Argyles is a perfect little gem of a casual restaurant that serves incredibly good food.... read more

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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

2106 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 6
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5955
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is an Outer Banks legend and world-famous for its casual, raw bar atmosphere and delicious local seafood. The steamed shrimp are so good that they were featured in Esquire magazine. The menu features a lot of seafood, but there are also burgers, pastas, steaks and chicken. Take the people's word for it: In a local polls Awful Arthur's has been voted... read more

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is an Outer Banks legend and world-famous for its casual, raw... read more

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-5405
Nags Head Restaurant

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night, so you know the food must be really good. This restaurant is, in fact, at the top of the list of many locals’ favorite spots. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy the vast views of the sound on both side, especially the... read more

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night,... read more

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Beachside Bistro

1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 7
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7126
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Serving American coastal cuisine, Beachside Bistro at the Sea Ranch Resort is one of the few true oceanfront restaurants on the Outer Banks. Hang out inside in the air conditioning with a view of the ocean or on the deck to enjoy a cold drink and listen to live entertainment. As members of Outer Banks Catch, their fresh seafood offerings include mahi mahi, tuna, blue... read more

Serving American coastal cuisine, Beachside Bistro at the Sea Ranch Resort is one of the... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

794-F Sunset Boulevard
Timbuck II
Corolla
(252) 453-3188
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

3810 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo
Manteo
(252) 423-3118
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

106-A Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo
(252) 423-3400
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

9

Bob's Grill

1219 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 9
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-0707
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

You have to love a place where you can get breakfast in the afternoon. Bob’s is casual, with reasonable prices and large portions. Breakfast includes huge hot cakes, three-egg omelets, French toast and waffles. At lunch, try Bob’s burger, Philly steak and cheese, a fried chicken sandwich or a fresh salad. Cold beer and wine are available. Try their homemade carrot cake or any of... read more

You have to love a place where you can get breakfast in the afternoon. Bob’s... read more

10

Bonzer Shack

1200 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 9
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-1010
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on Southern and island comfort food in a surf hangout atmosphere, there’s always something on the menu that’s sure to tempt you. The menu offers sandwiches, fresh seafood specials, steaks, burgers and the mouthwatering smoked Gouda grit cakes. Local favorites also include delicious apps like the Hippie Dip and wings roasted... read more

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on... read more

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Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill

3001 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-8081
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill is famous on the Outer Banks for its coastal cuisine, fresh seafood and award-winning soups and sauces. Everything is made from scratch, and the dining room bursts with a colorful and casual atmosphere. Every day the chef’s lunch specials include a pasta dish, enchilada of the day, stir-fry and a sandwich and soup combo in variety that could please anyone’s taste... read more

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill is famous on the Outer Banks for its coastal cuisine, fresh... read more

12

ClamBake OBX

5561 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 2
Kitty Hawk
(252) 489-4754
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

Take a load off and let ClamBake OBX do some of the work of feeding your family! They'll bring the fun and excitement of an old-fashioned clam bake right to your front door, or you can choose from 14 other menus with their in-house chef services. ClamBake OBX serves areas from Corolla to Hatteras Island, and they will come to your house and do all the... read more

Take a load off and let ClamBake OBX do some of the work of feeding... read more

13

Country Deli

1900 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 9.75
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5684
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Country Deli has been an Outer Banks tradition and locals' favorite for more than 28 years. Guests can dine in, enjoy the outside patio, carry out or have their food delivered (even to a beach access!) as long as it's in their delivery range. Country Deli prides itself on its over-stuffed sandwiches with more than 50 delicious menu items. Sandwiches are made with Thumann's meats and... read more

Country Deli has been an Outer Banks tradition and locals' favorite for more than 28 years.... read more

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Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

1608 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 7
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6001
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative with a Caribbean spin on Outer Banks seafood favorites. Try the Rasta Pasta, fresh seafood tacos, Tuna Reuben, Jazzy Coconut Chicken, Tuna Oscar, daily specials or a selection from the full steamed or raw seafood bar. Goombays is family friendly with a colorful dining room and a special menu for... read more

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative... read more

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J.J. Brewbaker's

5002 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14
Outer Banks Mall
Nags Head
(252) 255-3346
Nags Head Restaurant

J.J. Brewbaker's serves dinner nightly and brunch on Sundays all year round, with lunch daily in the summer season. The menu offers a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, wings, sandwiches, po'boys, steaks, pastas, seafood specialties, fresh-baked bread and fabulous desserts. They even offer chateaubriand for two. Everything is fresh and made in house. The full bar includes a nice wine list, beers and spirits, including Boozie... read more

J.J. Brewbaker's serves dinner nightly and brunch on Sundays all year round, with lunch daily in... read more

16

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

4117 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-4973
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination offering a variety of Outer Banks seafood and more than 100 tempting dishes from both land and sea, including homemade soups and made-from-scratch desserts. When it comes to seafood, the owner says "size does matter," so dig in to the largest crab legs and shrimp around town. Check out their website for daily lobster specials and be sure to... read more

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination offering a variety of Outer Banks seafood and more... read more

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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

41934 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras Island Plaza
Avon
(252) 986-1118
Kitty Hawk and Nags Head Restaurant

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks standby for good, filling, traditional Mexican fare. Locals love it for offering tasty food at a good value. Within minutes of sitting down, you’ll have warm chips and yummy salsa to munch on while you look over the extensive menu. They serve beer and wine and have a full bar... read more

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks... read more

18

Lucky 12 Tavern

3308 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 12
Nags Head
(252) 255-5825
Nags Head Restaurant

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood, hand-patted burgers, great New York-style pizza, authentic Buffalo chicken wings and Boardwalk Fries. Everything is fresh and well-prepared, and the chef creates tasty daily specials. There's a menu for kids. The dining room is open for lunch and dinner. The bar is also a popular late-night hangout, and you can... read more

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood,... read more

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Mama Kwan's

1701 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 9.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7889
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Mama Kwan's serves delicious, local Outer Banks seafood with flavors from the Pacific Rim. The chef whips up specials every day, and there are lots of tempting dishes on the menu. Try the fish tacos or pepper-seared tuna dinner – sushi-grade tuna served rare with wasabi, soy sauce, rice and cucumber salad. The unique flavors of the Special Occasion Pasta make it a menu favorite.... read more

Mama Kwan's serves delicious, local Outer Banks seafood with flavors from the Pacific Rim. The... read more

20

Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row

4005 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 13
Nags Head
(252) 480-2000
Nags Head Restaurant

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern coastal cuisine with incredible views, thanks to its scenic location between Jockey’s Ridge and Historic Cottage Row. Long known for having the some of the best burgers on the beach, their masterful chefs have recently been placing a brighter spotlight on local seafood prepared in an authentic Outer Banks style, all with fresh, local ingredients. Start... read more

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern coastal cuisine with incredible views, thanks... read more

21

New York Pizza Pub

2217 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10
Nags Head
(252) 441-2660
Nags Head Restaurant

With their outdoor deck, superb sound system and a variety of delicious food, New York Pizza Pub features so much more than just pizza! Serving dinner nightly and lunch on the weekends, they have great Italian entrees such as lasagna, chicken parmigiana and fettuccine alfredo. They serve hand-cut Angus rib eye, chicken and vegetarian entrees as well. Enjoy hearty salads, burgers and appetizers such as their... read more

With their outdoor deck, superb sound system and a variety of delicious food, New York... read more

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Ocean Boulevard

4700 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 2.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-2546
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

Ocean Boulevard is a casual yet upscale restaurant, which means you can enjoy a special evening out in the comfort of your sandals. They are, after all, just steps away from the ocean. Ocean Boulevard’s culinary team serves an American bistro-style menu that has been praised in Southern Living magazine as well as The Washington Post. The menu changes seasonally but always includes beautiful preparations... read more

Ocean Boulevard is a casual yet upscale restaurant, which means you can enjoy a special... read more

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Pizzazz Pizza

603 Currituck Clubhouse
The Shoppes at the Currituck Club
Corolla
(252) 453-8858
Nags Head Restaurant

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if... read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because... read more

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Pizzazz Pizza

1187 Duck Road
Loblolly Pines Shopping Center
Duck
(252) 261-8822
Nags Head Restaurant

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if... read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because... read more

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Pizzazz Pizza

2515 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 261-1111
Nags Head Restaurant

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if... read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because... read more

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Rooster's Southern Kitchen

804 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 8.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-4594
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Locally owned Rooster’s Southern Kitchen serves up some of the best Southern comfort food in a way that’s both stylish and creative. With everything from snacks, sides and small plates to salads to sandwiches, entrees and desserts, Rooster’s is the place to enjoy authentic Southern cuisine with an Outer Banks twist. We like their incredible dry-rubbed pork chops and crab mac and cheese. Rooster’s offers a kids'... read more

Locally owned Rooster’s Southern Kitchen serves up some of the best Southern comfort food in... read more

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South Beach Takeout, Catering & Delivery

4104 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 13
Surfside Plaza
Nags Head
(252) 255-1698
Nags Head Restaurant

South Beach Grille has been a family-owned and -operated restaurant on the Outer Banks for more than 30 years. They recently closed their full-service restaurant at milepost 15.5 and have moved to a smaller location at milepost 13 to focus on take-out, delivery and catering. South Beach Takeout, Catering & Delivery prepares creative appetizers, sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, tacos, salads, bowls and sides, focusing on... read more

South Beach Grille has been a family-owned and -operated restaurant on the Outer Banks for... read more

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The Spot

2805 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 11
Nags Head
(252) 715-4033
Nags Head Restaurant

Brought to you by the owners of Secret Spot Surf Shop right next door, The Spot is a fun, surf-inspired shop where you’re sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth … and your healthy tooth too! The Spot has a wide variety of ice cream flavors, milkshakes, smoothies and other morning and mid-day snacks to go. If you really want to energize your... read more

Brought to you by the owners of Secret Spot Surf Shop right next door, The... read more

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TRiO Wine Beer Cheese

3708 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-0277
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

TRiO is an exciting retail and tasting destination with an inviting yet cosmopolitan vibe that sets it apart from other casual venues on the Outer Banks. Made up of both a gourmet retail wine, beer and cheese shop as well as a bistro with a wine bar and tap house, TRiO gathers the best from the worlds of wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment,... read more

TRiO is an exciting retail and tasting destination with an inviting yet cosmopolitan vibe that... read more

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Two Roads Tavern

3105 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 5.5, Seagate North Shopping Center
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-1980
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Two Roads Tavern is a great place to grab a burger, sandwich or salad and a pint of North Carolina craft beer for lunch or dinner. Its inventive menu includes several vegetarian and vegan burgers as well as traditional burgers made from quality beef. Try a classic burger combination or one of the more creative specials, such as a burger with pimento cheese, fried eggs... read more

Two Roads Tavern is a great place to grab a burger, sandwich or salad and... read more